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Jiffy Cornbread Hush Puppies

Hush puppies in a basket with red and white checked paper

It’s a great day to learn how to make Jiffy Cornbread Hush Puppies, and it’s a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for barbecues, parties, and potlucks.

Jiffy Cornbread Hush Puppies

Jiffy Muffin Mix has a ton of uses, from cornbread, casseroles, corn dogs, cornbread casserole, and the list goes on.

Starting with Jiffy makes recipes a lot easier, and they are a super-fast recipe to whip up, cook, and serve.

The hush puppies combine the flavors of buttermilk, sweet onion, and Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix for a delicious, flavorful, and homemade dish.

If you love cornbread, give Jiffy corn pudding a try, with creamed and whole kernel corn.

What do I need to make the Jiffy cornbread hush puppies?

Southern hush puppies in a basket with red and white checkered tissue.

My First Experience with Southern Hush Puppies

I first tried hush puppies years ago at a restaurant in west Tennessee that overlooked a fish pond and from the first moment I tried them I was in love with them. The side dish is known for being a staple in the South.

Of course, at the time, I was a youngin’ and didn’t even consider making them at home, but I am so glad I had plenty more occasions to give them a try.

Taking a bite out of a hush puppy

What’s In A Hush Puppy?

Hushpuppies are usually made up of cornmeal, eggs, milk, onions, and flour; however, many people like to add corn, garlic, jalapeños, fish, red peppers, and so much more.

Once you make up the hush puppies, you fry them in oil until they are crispy and golden brown on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside, and full of flavor.

What Do I Serve with the Side Dish?

You can really serve hush puppies with anything, but most people serve them with fish, sandwiches, barbecue, crab, hamburgers, southern salmon patties, or just about anything you can think of.

I’ve had readers ask for an old fashioned hush puppy recipe and this is really the same basic recipe, but with the use of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix.

A pile of hush puppies in a basket

Step-By-Step Instructions for Jiffy Cornbread Hush Puppies

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix in a glass bowl

Firstly, add the Jiffy cornbread box mix to a large bowl.

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and an egg in a glass bowl.

Secondly, add an egg to the Jiffy mix.

Corn muffin mix, an egg, and flour in a glass bowl.

Thirdly, add some self-rising flour to the bowl.

Diced onions, cornbread mix, flour, and an egg in a glass bowl.

Fourthly, throw in the diced onions. I used a sweet onion in this mix.

The Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is already a tad sweet, but using a sweet onion didn’t make it too sweet; however, if you’d rather use a common onion you can and it will taste just as wonderful!

Pouring buttermilk into a glass bowl with hush puppy ingredients.

Fifthly, pour the buttermilk into the bowl.

You can use milk or buttermilk, the choice is up to you, but I personally love the flavor that buttermilk adds to the recipe, and buttermilk hush puppies tend to taste richer.

Hush puppy batter mixed up in a glass bowl.

Mix the ingredients together and place the batter into the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes so it can firm up a little, which makes it easier to form the hush puppies.

Add Vegetable Oil to the Skillet

Heat up the oil in the skillet while the batter firms up in the freezer.

Hush puppies frying in an iron skillet.

Once the oil is ready, spoon out a little bit of the batter and roll it into a ball about one-inch thick.

Hush puppies frying in a frying pan.

The hush puppies will puff up when they hit the oil and start cooking, so be sure not to make them too big.

I learned the hard way by making the little puppies too big and they puffed up quite large and the insides really didn’t cook all the way.

So, the next time I made them, I rolled them much smaller since they grow in the cooking oil.

Hush puppies frying in a skillet.

Once you see the bottom of the hush puppies turning brown, and it only takes a few minutes, go ahead and flip them over so the other side can cook.

Hush puppies frying in a skillet with oil.

Cook the other side of the Jiffy cornbread hush puppies.

Hush puppies draining grease on a paper towel.

Finally, take the hush puppies out of the cooking oil, allow them to drain on a paper towel, and they are ready to enjoy!

Hush puppies stacked in a basket

Jiffy Hush Puppies with Corn

If you love to add corn to your hush puppies, it’s an easy addition to the recipe. Simply add one can of cream style corn, and reduce the amount of buttermilk to 1 tablespoon, because you will already have a lot of moisture from the cream corn.

If the batter seems dry, just add a little bit of buttermilk at a time until it reaches a consistency that is easy to roll and fry without falling apart.

Hush Puppy Dipping Sauce

There are a lot of sauces to choose from out there to serve with your side dish, so the options are endless.

Julia’s Simply Southern has a recipe for old fashioned tartar sauce that is a combination of mayonnaise, onion, dill relish, dijon mustard, hot sauce, and some other delectable ingredients.

And add Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw to your table, as well.

Hush puppies in a basket sitting next to a sweet onion

Check out the Jiffy cornbread hush puppies card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! I love this recipe and I think you’ll love this one, too. 

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your hush puppies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us.

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How To Make Hush Puppies with Jiffy Mix: A Quick and Easy Recipe

Hush puppies in a basket sitting next to a sweet onion

It's a great day to learn how to make hush puppies with Jiffy Mix, and this is a super easy recipe that is perfect for barbecues, parties, and potlucks. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet onions, diced
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2-4 cups vegetable oil for frying (enough for about 2-inches of oil in the skillet)


  1. Firstly, add the Jiffy Cornbread to a large bowl.
  2. Secondly, add the egg, self rising flour, sweet onion, buttermilk, and salt to the bowl and mix well.
  3. Place in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes while the oil heats up in the skillet.
  4. Heat the oil in the skillet.
  5. Roll the hush puppies in small balls about 1-inch in diameter. Place in the oil and fry until golden brown, flip over and cook the other side until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain grease.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


Create small balls when rolling the hush puppies because they will puff up once they start cooking in the oil.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1.8gUnsaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 39.6mgSodium: 588mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 6.8g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Hello. Do you know if the leftover batter can be frozen

Julie Pollitt

Monday 3rd of August 2020

Hi Becky,

I haven't tried freezing it before, but it's worth a shot. I'm thinking it would work. Let me know if you try it!

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Thursday 11th of June 2020

Could you make these in an air fryer?

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Friday 12th of June 2020

Hi Teri, I haven't tried them in the air fryer, but I bet you could. But, they will be a bit messy in there. Let me know if you try it!